Karina Parenteau

Broker Associate


Karina’s Story

I started in sales at the age of 16 at a magazine company and never looked back. When the time came to choose a career as a young mom I found my way to the auto industry. Twenty years in to a lucrative career as a finance director I found myself yearning for change.

My husband and I moved from Boulder County to Palisade in January of 2018. My husband having over 20 years of construction under his belt became a GC and I Real Estate Agent. We purchase and rehab older homes all over Mesa County. Big Dog Builders (inspired by our Great Danes) is our construction company.

I love anything Real Estate. My sales experience mixed with my knowledge of homes inside and out will give clients a different perspective to purchasing a home. I have over 20 years experience in negotiation, closing and preparing documents. I will walk you through this process step by step.

When I am not looking at Real Estate I enjoy being outdoors. Anything from rafting the Colorado River to hiking all over Colorado. We also have a small peach orchard, alpacas, and chickens. Our home is our oasis and Palisade is my dream come true.

My name: Karina Parenteau

I am: A wife and mom to two amazing men

Proudest moment: Leaving a lengthy career and moving to Palisade and becoming a Realtor

Biggest challenge: Shutting off my brain!

Inspiration: My family, my business, and all of my fur babies!

First job: Togo’s sandwich shop (slinging sandwiches)

Languages: English

Alarm Clock: Internal

Talent: Remodeling older homes

Perfect day: Incense, Spotify, and yoga, along with all transactions going smoothly!

Hummel is: An amazing team that I feel blessed to be a part of!